The Promised Land, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Tennessee Jed, Jack Straw, Don't Ease Me In, Looks Like Rain, They Love Each Other, El Paso, Peggy-O, Beat It On Down The Line, Brown Eyed Women, Big River, Deal, Playing In The Band
Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo > Me And Bobby McGee, China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Greatest Story Ever Told, Row Jimmy, Weather Report Suite Prelude > Weather Report Suite Part 1 > Let It Grow, Wharf Rat > Me And My Uncle, Eyes Of The World,> Morning, Sugar Magnolia, E: Casey Jones
Sound check: Rip It Up. Blue Suede Shoes. Peggy-O, Jack Straw, Cumberland, 30 Days
June 1, 2020 Subject:
The Omni in Atlanta☆☆☆☆The First of 36
After a little bit of research this is definitely the first of the 36 shows The Dead played at the Omni in Atlanta. And from everything I've ever seen & heard The Dead ALWAYS brought their A-game to Atlanta!!! Every song they play during this show is an excellent version. And I do mean excellent!!! This was the first time I ever listened to this show, & it definitely put a really big smile on my face. One review I read gave this show 3 stars & said something about if you are looking for the best of 73 to look elsewhere. Well, I'm not so sure about that. This is a killer fricken show!!! If they have a lot better shows in 73 then hopefully I'll run across those as well. But imho that doesn't mean that this show is mediocre. I dearly love every version of every song here!!!! The only thing I found disappointing is the fact that "Sugar Magnolia" & the encore "Casey Jones" is missing. Granted it was very nice that the sound check was included but was that the cost of missing the end of the show??? Let's face it, the last song & the encore are important parts of a show. And judging by the awesome "Eyes of the World" & "Morning Dew" they had just played the Sugar Mag & Casey Jones were sure to be stellar. And it's a real drag that we don't get to hear it! I honestly think this is a 5 star show but with the end missing I'm going to have to give it 4 stars instead.
January 13, 2018 Subject:
Smiling on a cloudy day. Neverending Surprises.
Just last week (while smiling on a cloudy day) I happened to turn on the Sat radio just as the band started in on Tico Tico. I had never heard this show or this tune before. Needless to say, I listened at full volume. What a pleasant surprise and wonderful treat to an already awesome day : )
June 3, 2016 Subject:
it's been a while
Lots to love about this show but the version of Looks Like Rain is exceptional. Everybody's right on top of that, especially Keith with his Rhodes sound. Bobby lets it rip at the end with just one high note. Pretty much perfect.
December 29, 2013 Subject:
Fair for '73
Some nice versions of some songs, but it really doesn't matter - look elsewhere for what 1973 has to offer.
The 3 stars is based on the '72-'74 period. 4 stars considering their whole history.
EDIT: Speaking of 12/12...
See 12/12/69. Not the best ever, but real good. Better than this.
March 4, 2013 Subject:
Sleeper from December of '73
Many years ago I had a partial tape of the second set and man did I play that one to death.It is from the same source as this one.
The first set features many of the classics from this era and they are all played very well. The debut of Peggy-O is note worthy, and this show really starts to break out mid set.It ens with a very spacy and peaking PITB.
The second set is one of my favorites from this period. To begin with it is unique in the arrangement of songs blending the old with the new is very surprising and enjoyable ways.I think the 1/2 Step> Me & Bobby McGee exemplifies this as you have a seamless and subtle transition between the two, it is very sweet.
The China>Rider is foot stomping weaved in with flowing peaking energy and although maybe looser than other versions from this tour it is barn burner.
The GSET is exceptional and just rages. Its a highlight of the show for sure and Jerry is just scorching on it.
Things comes back down to Earth with a beautiful Row Jimmy. Keith is really nice on the Moog on this one.
The set ending marathon is why I love this show. Two HUGE Jerry ballads PLUS Eyes of the World.
The WRS>Let it Grow is nothing to sneeze at either.
The Morning Dew has Phil dropping massive bombs before the bridge and then this version takes on a sweetness with Jerry playing soft, twinkling, and lilting runs then finally explode into crashing wave after waves of rapid strumming notes.
That only is a thing of beauty.
Jerry actually broke a string on this one. Which on my old version featured Bob informing the audience of that rare feat.
But hey Morning Dew will do that to you sometimes :)
February 25, 2013 Subject:
Fine Jed Indeed
And the first Peggy-O
December 22, 2011 Subject:
No Donna....First Peggy-O?
First of all, another fantastic Soundboard from Charlie Miller (he's like a rock star in these parts you know...)! Donna is noticably absent from this show. The soundcheck is cool to hear, especially Jerry during Peggy-O, "that's a C there Keith". I gather since the chord structure was being learned during soundcheck, that this is the first performance of Peggy-O, I may be wrong. The drums are much faster than later versions of the song also. Another great '73 show for some Holiday Cheer!
May 29, 2011 Subject:
Favorite Tennessee Jed here. They're having fun with it!
June 16, 2010 Subject:
that was a C right there
fun to listen to a soundcheck from back in the day, just havin fun. grand ol' setlist, playing is real loose and mellow, sound quality is great! i really dig this one.
June 16, 2010 Subject:
After listening to the other two available copies of this show I decided that Mr. Millers remaster was the most consistently listenable.
While his copy does have a pronounced hiss throughout the entire show he has managed to faze out the fading in and out found on the other copies (which for me, makes them hard to really get into).
That my two pence.
The show is great. Good to know that something this good came out of the Omni. Was always afraid that place was gonna cave in on me.